Dead Horse Point State Park

ASTROFEST 2024

The 3rd Annual Southeast Utah Astronomy Festival will be taking place June 7, 8, and 9th this year. The festival will take place throughout each day in multiple locations including Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Canyonlands National Park.

More details to come!

Arches National Park– Friday, June 7 

Dead Horse Point State Park– Saturday, June 8

6am-10pm: Self-guided Solar System Hike

9am-5pm: Dark Sky Activities located inside and outside the Visitor Center

1:45pm-4pm: Face painting located upstairs in the Visitor Center

1pm-3pm: Solar viewing outside the Visitor Center

7pm-8pm: Trivia Night located in the Visitor Center

9:30pm-11:30pm: Night Programs and Telescope viewing

  • Mountain Bike Parking Lot – “Out of this world constellation adventure”
  • Visitor Center Parking Lot – “Dark Sky Inspiration”
  • Dead Horse Point Overlook – “Solar System Safari”
  • Telescope viewing will follow each of these programs at each location.

Island in the Sky district, Canyonlands National Park– Sunday, June 9 

Weather: Telescope viewing may be canceled or affected by clouds or storms. Programs and telescope viewing may be canceled in the event of lightning. 

Things to know: Parking may fill at program locations. We recommend arriving before 9 pm to secure a parking spot. Please bring a red flashlight, sturdy shoes, and a jacket. 

Attending all events is free with park admission

Pets are discouraged. Please find suitable care for furry friends, as pets are not allowed at the program locations and leaving pets inside vehicles for the duration of the event is not recommended.